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Section 144 imposed in Noida as Covid-19 spreads
Section 144 imposed in Noida as Covid-19 spreads

Noida, March 18 (TIWN) Amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the country, the Noida Police Commissionarate on Wednesday ordered the imposition of Section 144 in Gautam Buddha Nagar to restrict gathering of people.

The Noida Police Commissionarate said in a tweet, "In view of the emergency situation arising out of threat of coronaVirus, and following Section 144 of CrPC, it is announced that no social, political, cultural, religious, sports and business gatherings shall be allowed in Gautam Budh Nagar district till April 5, 2020."

On Tuesday, two new cases of Covid-19 were reported in the district -- in Sector 78 and Sector 100. Both have a recent travel history to France and have been hospitalised.

The Hyde Park society in Sector 78 has been closed and screening of all the members is being done. There are around 3,000 residents in the society.

On Wednesday, 25 fresh cases of Covid-19 were reported from across the country, taking the total number of affected cases to 151. Three people -- one each from Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra -- have succumbed to the disease so far.

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